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Faith (Skt. śraddhā; Tib. dépa; Wyl. dad pa) —

  1. the gateway to taking refuge, which is of three kinds: vivid faith, eager faith and confident faith. [1]
  2. the third antidote for laziness in the practice of meditation. See the eight antidotes.
  3. one of the eleven virtuous states among the fifty-one mental states of Abhidharma classifications.

Alternative Translations

  • confidence


  1. See pages 171-176 in The Words of My Perfect Teacher.